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With the market rebounding, many new buyers are entering the fold. For some, the appeal of a massive home with all of the latest bells and whistles has lost its luster, and they are looking for something smaller. They are going micro. In the 2011 comedy “Wanderlust,” a New York City couple played by Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston purchase a pint-sized studio apartment...

Recently, the stunning Renaissance-style Castle Ramholz, located in the Garman state of Hesse in Germany, was purchased by an affluent overseas investor. Sold by Engel & Völkers and snapped up for an undisclosed amount, this castle is straight out of a fairy tale, with a total of 115 regal rooms (yep, you read that right). Built between 1893 and 1895, Castle...

Now isn't that a mouthful? As if living in Sicily wasn't cool enough, you can now bop your way into the former living quarters of the lead singer of the 80’s English soul/pop band, Simply Red. And what's better than the home of a former rock star? The home of a former rock star that comes with its very own vineyard. Simply Red's frontman Mick Hucknall originally...

Apparently, famous peeps like to sell their homes to other famous peeps—who'da thunk it? Why do celebrities like to keep their homes in the celebrity circuit? Well, celebs often have star-sized needs like 14-car garages and closets the size of a private jet launch pad (which they also probably have). Celebs also often share swanky agents, who find it easier to keep...

If you've been looking for a high-end real estate deal, you're in luck…sort of. Jon Bon Jovi's Soho penthouse was recently reduced from $42 million to $37.5 million. The 7,452-square-foot spot has been a long-time residence of Bon Jovi and his wife and high school sweetheart, Dorothea Bon Jovi. Awww. Located in the New Museum Building, one of the tallest structures...

Perched in the Transylvanian mountains like a harbinger of death or a vulture or something equally as creepy, the castle that inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” tale is now for sale. Although only allegedly believed to be the inspiration for the Irish author’s description of Dracula’s castle in the book, tourists still habitually flock to the castle year...

Looking to live in Neverland? You may be in luck. While you can't fly like Peter Pan, you can make like a lost boy and snap up Michael Jackson's infamous playground of a ranch – if you have millions in the bank, that is. The 2,680 acre Los Olivos, Calif. estate is set to hit the market running, being readied for sale by the ranch's managing partner, real estate...

How do you know your house is humongous? When it takes up space in two states. Actor Ron Howard just sold his colossal estate, which straddles the Connecticut and New York borders, making its new owner a resident of both Greenwich and Armonk. The home sold for an impressive $27.5 million. Howard and wife Cheryl bought the estate in 1991 and spent years making it their...

Think wine cellars are only for the rich and famous? Well, think again! Whether you’re mad for Merlot or just plain crazy for Chardonnay, you can never have too many bottles on hand. Here, we’ll discuss exactly what you need to know before adding your very own wine cellar to the floor plan. First up: location. In much the same way that location plays an integral...

We’ve all been there: trapped at your desk on the gloomiest of days. In diva-esque fashion, the sun refuses to come out of its dressing room.  Is it just me, or are the colors in most offices downright dismal, not to mention fluorescent lighting that makes most of us look like green-tinged creatures from beyond. But I digress. If you’re like me on those days,...